Updating Moodle

Moodle is updated constantly, which is common practice in open source development environments. A new version containing resolved bug fixes is created every night and, as mentioned earlier, a fully-tested version is released on a weekly basis. There is usually no need to install updates every week. However, you should upgrade your Moodle system when:

  • Security patches have been issued
  • New features have been added
  • Bugs have been fixed that affect your setup
  • A major new update is released (every 6 months)

There are two ways Moodle systems can be updated. You can either run updates manually (using the web interface or the CLI) or stay up-to-date using the CVS or GIT commands. Both procedures are described in this section.

Either way, before ...

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